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Jackson County, Pascagoula, Mississippi


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"Always Looking for Cousins!"

From Records compiled by me during the years 1968-2004
and conversations with various relatives, incl. my Dad,
William Wallace Waltman and Father-In-Law [Clarence
Douglas Knippers ].

Family Photos
  • Knippers Pass Time " Fishing" (83 KB)
    A friend of the Knippers took this picture of his pet "Catfish". This is a CATFISH.
  • Master Sgt. Ernest Lee Mahaffey s/o Ellie Mahaffey (48 KB)
    USAF Master Sgt. Ernest Lee Mahaffey [Ret.]in United States Air Force. England Air Force Base in Alexandria, Louisiana as Post Master in United States Air Force. Buried at Bagdad Cemetery,Williamson, Texas, b 10 Apr 1941 Mittie, Allen Parish, Louisiana d 06 Feb 1990 in Lago Vista, Leander , Travis County, Texas. Clarence Douglas Knippers {Step Son}. S/o Ellie Mahaffey d/o Amos Mahaffey and Ola Saona Bailey from Mittie, Allen Parish, Louisiana. Great-Grandson of Alfred Leroy Bailey & Roxy Ann Higginbotham,also Descendant of William Higginbotham - Beauregard Parish,Louisiana.GGrant-grandson of George Washington Higginbotham & Hanna Eliza (Anna?) Barrow. GGreat-Grandson of Thomas Martin Lanier & Arrilla Relety Nolen in Mittie, Allen Parish, La. Also Descendant of Nicholas Lanier [Lanière, Lasnier], the Elder of Rouen, France. "COAT OF ARMS" The Coat of Arms was adopted by the Mahaffeys of Ireland in the 11th century, consisting of a shield, on which is a mailed arm raised in defense of the home, with a broken spear held in the hand, and over it the inscription "Factus Non Victus," meaning "broken but not conquered." All pieces of silverware, also furniture as far back as 800 years has this engraved on it and it is to be found among the old family relics in Dublin and other cities in Ireland. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ancestor Of William Mahaffey & Mary Durden [Devine] Of Ireland. SURNAME: Devine, O' Devine, Devin, Divin, Ó Duibhín, Ó Daimhín, Divine, De Vine, De Wine, Duane, Davin, Devenney, Dwane, Bacherach, Kelly, Drake, [McCaffrey] Family Tree DNA: Surname: Devine
  • James Douglas Knippers (102 KB)
    Clarence Douglas Knippers s/o { James Douglas Knippers & Burlie Lutitia Dupree ). Live at Knippersville Loop in Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.Knippers roots go back to Thomas Theopolis KNIPPERS Birth: May 15, 1803 in Holland/Germany Death: May 09, 1866 in St. Helena Parish ,La. and Margaret Deseria LAMBERT Birth: 1795 in Orangeburg District of South Carolina Death: October 12, 1873 in Natchitoches Parish ,La./Old Bellwood Cemetery.
  • Clarence Douglas Knippers {Picture} (392 KB)
    Working at Billiups for several years at Sabine Parish, Louisiana and Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • Clarence Douglas Knippers Working At Serv. Station (187 KB)
    Clarence Douglas Knippers working at Billiup's Service Station with friends. Favorite spot to eat was Little Capital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Mr. C. D. Knippers Owner Of Pas-Point Insulation (89 KB)
    This a picture of Clarence Douglas Knippers owner and operator of Pas-Point Insulation [ Knippersville ] in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Mississippi.
  • Effie Mae [Knippers] Pleasant with Children (108 KB)
    Betty Jean, Dorothy, Glenda and Jimmy R. Pleasant
  • James Douglas Knippers { Children } (305 KB)
    Children Of James Douglas Knippers & (1) Ella Mitchell (2) Burlie Lutitia Dupree. Front Row: Luther,Bertha , Arnold, Haywood, Second Row: I.C., Effie, Dee, Clarence and Dorothy 3 Row: James [Jimmy ]E. Knippers s/o Luther Bryan Knippers & Mary Leona Mitchell.
  • Clarence Wayne Knippers Headstone (1 KB)
    SP. 4 Clarence Wayne Knippers s/o Clarence Douglas Knippers & Ellie Mahaffey. Clarence Wayne Knippers b May 16, 1949 Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana d October 10, 1994 in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Buried at Biloxi National Cemetery,Biloxi, Mississippi Secetion 8, Grave Site 151. Over 14,000 Veterans buried at Biloxi National Cemetery,Biloxi, Mississippi. In Vietnam, halfway around the world, far from the comforts of home, our brave men and women faced danger everywhere they went. The found danger in the jungles and rice paddies... in the villages and city street. Fighting a determined and elusive enemy, highly skilled in the art of guerilla warfare, they had to be ever watchful for mines laid by the Viet Cong, particularly in the Mekong Delta. They had to be wary of snipers and "civilians" bearing guns and grenades. And they had to learn to detect booby traps, including poisoned bamboo punji stakes. Yet, through it all, America's military answered the call to duty. Our men and women were ready to sacrefice their lives for their country... and for each other. And, to all who served -- especially those who died, those who were injured, those who suffered in POW camps, and those who are still missing --- we owe an enormous debt of gratitude. Those American men and women who servved in Vietnam are especasilly deserving of a powerful tribute to their service and sacrifice. Drive by a dedication to American, they fought fierce battles throughout the country. From the Gulf of Tonkin to the Mekong Delta.. from Hanoi to Saigon.. in the A Shau Valley, Khe Sanh, Hue, Da Nag, and the mountain of Quang Binh, Americans fought couragelouly against a seemingly invisible enemy. American soldiers look for the enemy in the most reacherous places, including the dense jungles, the U Minh Forest and the complet tunnel system in the Iron Triangle. Our involvement in Vietnam spanned three decades, from the 50's to 70's, and it is estimated
  • Mississippi Vietnam Verterans Memorial (114 KB)
    Mississippi Vietnam Verterans Memorial Hwy. 90 Ocean Spring, MS 39564 The main theme will be to highlight the physical beauty of the memorial and that which it represents. It will feature on-going events as well as highlight the continuing efforts toward expansion and final completion of the memorial. Purchase a Personalized Brick for $100.00. Insure a permanent place of honor for your veteran on the Mississippi All Veterans Walkway.
  • Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery (147 KB)
    Miss. Coast Cremartory Cemetery known as Serena Gardens Cemetery--Hwy. 613, Escatawpa, Ms. Serene {Serenity} Gardens Cemetery is located on the right side of Highway 613 in the Bullock Hill community. It is a perpetual care cemetery. Tombstone inscriptions were compiled by Else' J. Martin and Harry H. McDonald, Sr., May 21, 1996. Now Serene Memorial Gardens.
  • Unknown Vietnam Verterns (118 KB)
    Remember your Unknown Vietnam Verterns. Warrior ethos of "no soldier left behind," the United States goes to greater lengths than any other nation to recover, identify and inter its war dead. The U.S. MILITARY HAS 4.3 MILLION DNA SAMPLES ON FILE DNA testing became an identification tool for the U.S. military during the Persian Gulf War in 1991. By October 1992, all personnel entering the Army had to provide DNA specimens, and soon after all branches initiated specimen collections. The military has acquired 4.3 million samples for its reference library, says James Canik, from the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory in Rockville, Md. He says that since Sept. 11, 2001, the library has been accessed in 2,000 cases. The lab's goal is "to ensure the United States would never again have to entomb the remains of an unknown American among the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery." In 1998, using mitochondrial DNA technologies it pioneered, the lab identified the remains of the "Vietnam Unknown" as 1st Lt. Michael Blassie, an Air Force pilot from St. Louis. In October 2003, the military established the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, or JPAC, located on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Its mission is "to achieve the fullest possible accounting of all Americans missing as a result of our nation's previous conflicts."
  • Clarence Douglas Knippers Headstone (279 KB)
    Clarence Douglas Knippers buried at Miss. Coast Cremartory Cemetery known as Serene Garden Cemetery--Hwy. 613, Escatawpa, Ms.
  • William A. Waltmon Estate After Hurricane Katrina (67 KB)
    William Asbury Waltmon and Nancy N. Goff estate after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Home still standing but 138 Beech tree is down because of the Hurricane. Location at 1900 Jim Waltman Rd., Jackson County, Wade, Mississippi. We are very lucky to have the homestead still standing. We are survivors, showing remarkable courage and unbending spirit in the face of the biggest challenge many of us may ever face. Brenda Sue Waltman Knippers, Jackson County, Mississippi
  • Ellie Mahaffey Knippers Headstone (283 KB)
    Ellie Mahaffey Knippers buried in Miss. Coast Cremartory Cemetery known as Serene Garden Cemetery--Hwy. 613, Escatawpa, Ms.
  • Pvt.. E4 Clarence Wayne Knippers in USA ARMY (20 KB)
    Pvt. E4 Clarence Wayne Knippers in USA ARMY.
  • Tributes Francis Anthony Sauicer Of Jackson Cty, M (930 KB)
    Property Of Knippers Estate Actual First Settlers in Jackson County, Miss. Claims to land and establishing land offices in the Districts East of the Island Of New Orlean claim of Rene Krebs. Arthur Rene Krebs s/o Hilaire Krebs and Mary Louise Krebs. Live next door Francis Anthony Saucier "Hermit" b July 06, 1897 in Biloxi, Miss. d October 18, 1986 in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Miss. s/o Dr.Phillip W.W. Saucier and Cecelia Amanda Donovan of Jackson County, Ms. Mr. Francis Anthony Saucier great grandfather was LOUIS AUGUSTUS FREDERICH DE ST. FEROL at the age of 16, in the year of 1810 presented " The Legion Of Honor ", by NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, documents and pictures at Old Spanish Fort in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Miss. Mr. Francis Anthony Saucier employed at Stark Nurseries from Louisiana , Missour: James Hart Star and Jane Walls Founder. Favor plant was Sago Palm Plants & Camilela Plants varity five color. Mr. Francis Anthony Saucier first photography in Jackson County, Pascagoula, Mississippi. Was very well known.
  • Clarence Douglas & Willard "JEG" Russell Knippers (207 KB)
    Clarence Douglas & Willard "JEG" Russell Knippers. Clarence Douglas Knippers in United States Navy. US Navy-WWII { U. S. Navel Training Station, San Diego, Calif . }. Clarence Douglas Knippers on right side and Willard Russell Knippers on left side.Half Of 3th cousins. In Memory of Staff Sergeant Willard Russell Knippers. Let us not forget Staff Sergeant Willard Russell Knippers, casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, SSG Knippers served our country until September 1st, 1967 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 37 years old and was not married. Willard died from artillery fire. His body was recovered. Willard was born on July 12th, 1930 in Magnolia, Arkansas. SSG Knippers is on panel 25E, line 078 of the Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 14 years.
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  • Clarence Douglas Knippers (70 KB)
    Clarence Douglas Knippers Ancestors Thomas Theopolus Knippers first arrives in USA from Germany/Holland. Left a Great Linage for the KNIPPERS in Louisiana. Thomas (Tom)Theopolis Knippers b May 15, 1803 in Amsterdam, Netherland d May 09, 1866 St. Helen Parish, Louisiana. FATHER: Lodewijk Knippers Mother: Hendrica Nieuwenhuysen. Grandfather: Thomas Knippers Grandmother: Grietje van Koote (Willem II, Frederik George Lodeijk, King of Netherland) may be Lodeijk Knippers was name after him. Although Germany was politicaly more framented than ever. Knippers family members could still enjoy a prosperous life as this period mas an era. Knippers Coat Of Arms: A fleur-de-lis denoted Faith and Wishdom Crest: Three lilies argent, slemmed and leaved verb.
  • Knippers DNA Result (22 KB)
    Genealogy by genetics is the greatest addition to Genealogy since the creation of the Family Tree! Have you hit a brick wall? Can't find any documents for that elusive ancestor? Can't find your ancestor's homeland? Wondering if you are related to another family with the same surname? James Douglas Knippers- Rb1 ( Ireland }
  • Tributes Congressman David " Davy" Stern Crockett (53 KB)
    This is Tribute to Congressman David "Davy" Stern Crockett one of United State greatest hero. The celebrated hero, warrior and backwoods statesman. Many surname: Knippers, Osborn,Creel,Parker,Patton. Remember the "Alamo" in San Antonio, Texas. Also General George Smith Patton III " Greatest Military Hero " know as BLOOD AND GUTS. Whose bold armored advance across France & Germany in 1944 and 1945 made significant contribution to Allied victory in World War II. By Brenda Waltman Knippers.
  • The USGenWeb Project - Free Genealogy and Family (1 KB)
    The USGenWeb Project - Free Genealogy and Family History Online Patricia Creel Kendrick of Moss Point and Brenda Waltman Knippers of Pascagoula, Miss. have been leading the way. Kendrick and Knippers have placed their photos on the MsGenWeb site. To access these cemeteries and see the pictures, go From there, go the counties and select Jackson County, then cemeteries.
  • Descendants Of William "Billy" Asbury Waltmon (58 KB)
    Direct line DNA Match to " Count Conrad Waltman and Mary Katherine Bierly" from Bavaria, Germany. To determine which Waltmans alive today are members of the noble line of WALTMAN who were one of the leading families of Germany in the 1500 and 1600s. That it was a scholarly line with peots and writers in it, and one of these author ancestors was a Countess Barbara Von Frundberg, in a day when women authors were about as scarce as roses in winter in a Minnesota garden, and another such ancestor was a Conrad. CASTILIAN ( SPANISH ) BLOOD The Castle was '' FURSTENBERG CASTLE '' on the left bank of the picturesque Rhine, " Father Rhine," as the Germans love to call it. The Castle of Furstenberg in the Black Forest was built in 1218 by the branch that called themselves the Zahringen-Furstenbergs. Descendants Of William "Billy"Asbury Waltmon in Jackson County,Wade,Mississippi. William Asbury Waltmon was Pioneer Of Americus, Jackson County, Ms. Also researching family names with Waltman [ Knippers,Waltman or Waltmon,Dowdy,Mahaffey Parker, Cumbest, Jones, Rocha and Phoal]. Plus surname Goff and Carter. Waltman Origin: German-- Waltman Surname: Spelling variations include: Waltman, Waltmann, Woltman, Woltmann, Valtman, Valtmann, Waldman, Waltman and many more. Waltman DNA - Viking Era' Waltman Meaning: German: topographic name for someone who lived in a forest, or alternatively an occupational name for a forest warden, Middle High German waltman (literally ‘forest man’). Waltman Shield: Blue background with a silver lion supporting a green tree on a flat mound. The Goff/Cumbest/Waltman/Jones/Rocha/Phoal/Parker/Graham/Cunningham/Creel Family is one of our extended families that has been researched very extensively by Melba Goff Allen.
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